The Institute for Materials developed the Materials Equipment Database to permit searching of all equipment valued at $3,000 or above that has been registered and tagged through Georgia Tech's Property Control Department. The overall goals are to enhance the collaborative environment for materials research and education by increasing the utilization rate, reducing redundancy of capabilities and expensive acquisitions, and informing coordination hiring and retention packages in terms of information regarding existing capabilities/facilities.
Equipment details (equipment name, tag number, description, manufacturer, Principal Investigator (custodian), and location (home department) are pulled directly from information registered in Georgia Tech Capital Assets and Sponsored Property databases. Georgia Tech departments should report any inaccuracies to their Property Coordinator.
While this tool can aid in searching for materials equipment on campus, the Principal Investigator (custodian) associated with the equipment will determine the mechanism, if any, by which the equipment may be used as a shared resource.